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Chicago: Teachers Go on Strike "For the Kids"

Deborah52 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 9:48 AM
There they go again! The unions didn't learn from Wisconsin? If they push this, and especially if the President gets involved, the outcome won't matter, the public will see this for what it is, greed on the part of the unions plain and simple. Bad political mistake in this difficult economic climate!

For the first time in 25 years, hundreds of Chicago students are at home today and not in school because 26,000 unionized teachers in the country's third largest school district went on strike late last night after demands for a 19 percent pay increase were not met. While they strike today, 23 million Americans won't have the opportunity to go to work as the nation's unemployment still sits above 8 percent. Recent college graduates who can't find a job in this economy, will also be sitting at home while teachers protest on the picket lines.

"We will walk...